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After resting the Spaniard and Canadian in the Lakers’ first pre-season game on Saturday, head coach Mike D’Antoni says he will play Steve Nash and Pau Gasol for 20-plus minutes on Tuesday night in Ontario, yet he may rest the pair when the team travels to Las Vegas on Thursday: D'Antoni said Nash and Gasol will play 20+ minutes tomorrow in Ontario (DEN) but maybe sit Thurs in Vegas (SAC). Lakers leave Fri for China.— KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) October 7, 2013 The Lakers are trying to be extremely cautious this year with their players, especially in back-to-back situations, but hopefully they’ll get a chance to play together a fair bit before opening night; it’d be nice for the rotations to be pretty much set by the time October 29 rolls around. Of course, it sucks for the fans who pay their hard-earned money to catch a game and then they arrive at the arena to discover that the stars are being rested, but that’s the way coaches have to deal with their players sometimes. They have ...

Watch Steve Nash’s post-practice shooting workout

There’s a reason why Steve Nash is one of the greatest shooters of all-time: he puts in the work. After Wednesday’s practice – and before the team headed to Las Vegas for Thursday’s pre-season game – Nash put in some extra work in the gym. Thanks to the Instagram accounts of Mike Trudell and Beto Duran, we can catch a glimpse of Nash’s post-practice shooting workout....

Lakers News: ESPN rank Steve Nash as 88th best player in NBA

First they said the Lakers would finish 12th in the West, and now they’re disrespecting one of the greatest point guards of all-time. According to ESPN‘s yearly rankings, Steve Nash is the 88th best player in the NBA, putting him behind the likes of Indiana’s George Hill, Phoenix’s Marcin Gortat and Toronto’s Jonas Valanciunas. Last year, ESPN placed Nash at number 19...

VIDEO: Steve Nash finds Chris Kaman with the Magic-esque over-the-shoulder pass

Every now and then, Steve Nash reminds you that he’s Steve Nash. Tonight, in a game against the Denver Nuggets, Nash pulled off a Magic Johnson-esque pass as he dished the no-look over-the-shoulder assist to Chris Kaman for the dunk. Please stay healthy, Steve; I want to see these kinds of dimes all year long. .bottom-of-post-responsive { width: 300px; height: 250px; } ...

Gasol and Nash to suit up Thursday in Vegas; Farmar and Johnson still out

Fans of the Lakers in Las Vegas will get the chance to see Pau Gasol and Steve Nash in action, but it doesn’t appear that they’ll get a chance to check out new Laker Wesley Johnson and the return of Jordan Farmar. During his post-practice meeting with the media on Wednesday, head coach Mike D’Antoni confirmed that Gasol and Nash would play tomorrow and would be in the line...

VIDEO: Steve Nash finds Steve Blake with the no-look, left-handed, behind-the-back assist

In last night’s game against the Denver Nuggets, Steve Nash found Steve Blake with a no-look, left-handed, behind-the-back assist. And he did it all within a couple of seconds It’d be hard enough for anyone else to make that pass with their strong hand while looking at their target, but of course, Nash has been doing this kind of thing for years. Hopefully, Nash can stay healthy...

VIDEO: Lakers vs. Warriors highlights (10/05/13)

GAME RECAP No Kobe, no Pau, no Nash – no problem. Xavier Henry played a remarkable game at both ends of the floor to lead the Lakers to a victory in their pre-season opener. In the process, he not only helped remove the memory of last year’s 0-8 pre-season debacle from the minds of Lakers fans everywhere, but he also took a huge first step toward securing himself a roster spot...


The 2013-14 NBA season is fast approaching and with it will come another year of competition on the fashion front. Many of the game’s stars, together with their stylists, have taken time during the off-season to prepare their pre and post-game wardrobes. Steve Nash is enlisting the help of fans, to choose his opening night fashion. The L.A. Lakers point guard is deciding between...

VIDEO: Chris Kaman finds Pau Gasol for the dunk

Pau Gasol and Chris Kaman showed some nice chemistry last night against the Denver Nuggets. On this certain play, Steve Nash fed the ball to Kaman who zipped a pass to a cutting Gasol. The Spaniard then collected the pass, took one dribble and slammed it home. We expected to see this kind of big-to-big passing from Pau to Kaman, but not so much the other way around. If the two big...

Kobe Bryant posts picture of knee treatment in Germany

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant traveled to Germany this past week for a platelet-rich plasma therapy treatment on his knees. On Monday, Bryant posted a photo of the procedure on his Instagram account: The Lakers have played two preseason games without Bryant, who is 

Lakers vs. Nuggets Instant Recap – 10/08/13

Here’s the instant recap of the Lakers’ 97-88 loss versus the Denver Nuggets, sourced by tweets. FIRST QUARTER Game underway. Pau found Kaman under the rim and the Caveman slammed it home. #letkamandunk— (@Lakerholicz) October 9, 2013 Kaman with the hand-off to Nash who hits the elbow jumper for his first points of the night. Steve had zero points on Sunday...

Los Angeles Lakers-Denver Nuggets Game Recap

Nuggets defeat Lakers 97-88 In Pau Gasol and Steve Nash’s preseason debut, the Lakers team kept it tight with the Nuggets all the way through the first half. The game went back and forth, but neither team was able to pull away. At the half, the Nuggets led 46-44. However, it must have been the ...The post Los Angeles Lakers-Denver Nuggets Game Recap appeared first on The League News.

VIDEO: Lakers vs. Nuggets highlights (10/08/13)

GAME RECAPS The Lakers won the game when the Nuggets missed at the final buzzer, but the real story of the game occurred during the first three quarters. Coach Mike D’Antoni has a reputation for being guard-oriented, but tonight he ran two significant experiments with his big men, and both worked well. The first was playing Pau Gasol and Chris Kaman together all night. Gasol played...

Bookies: Lakers 33/1 to win 2014 NBA championship

For a franchise that proudly carries the motto of “championship or bust”, the following may sounds a little strange: the Los Angeles Lakers are 33/1 to the win the 2014 NBA championship, according to NBA Betting Odds. Gone are the days when the Lakers are the favorites – at least for now. Seeing as the team was swept out of the playoffs just five months ago – and they lost...

Kobe on bench as Lakers top Nuggets

Steve Blake scored 16 points and Pau Gasol added 14 to help the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets 90-88 on Tuesday night with Kobe Bryant watching from the sidelines. Bryant rejoined the Lakers after having a procedure on his knee performed overseas. He received an ovation when he walked on to the floor in sweats during warm-ups and sat on the bench during the game. Bryant...

GIF: Ty Lawson jukes himself out of his own shoe

While trying to break down Steve Nash in an NBA preseason game, Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson juked himself out of his own shoe.
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